April 12, 2009

Bookish Links for 04-12-09

1. WeBook- Cast your vote for the next WeBook to be published. (I am kind of partial to the children's book If I Called You a Hippopotamus.) There are 8 days left to vote.

2. io9 has 20 Science Fiction Books Every SciFi Fan (and Writer) Should Read. If you like SciFi, do you agree with their list? Would you change anything out?

3. The European Library announced a new site release of www.theeuropeanlibrary.org, a free resource to discover learning and research materials, covering all subjects, from 38 national libraries across Europe.

4. Download classic literature in the form of free e-books thanks to Planet ebook. Dozens of titles from Madame Bovary to The Jungle Book.

5. Never-published Vonnegut short stories will be released later this year in the form of an anthology. In addition, Delacorte Press will re-issue 15 Vonnegut titles this year, including Slaughterhouse-Five.

6. Discovered a pretty interesting new blog called How Books Got Their Title, where each day the blog's author, Gary, shares a new story behind famous titles in world literature. A few personal favorites? Around the World in Eighty Days and The Postman Always Rings Twice.


  1. I was just thinking I needed to read "The Jungle Book." Thanks for the link!

  2. That's great new about the Vonnegut release.

  3. J.S. Peyton- You are very welcome!

    Nymeth- Isn't it? I am excited.

  4. I heard about the Vonnegut release earlier. I'll have to check out the other links you provided.


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